Collagen loss is one of the most common reasons for wrinkles, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, and other frustrating signs of aging. The experts at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group can restore lost collagen without surgery or downtime at their office in Beverly Hills, California. The team performs microneedling treatments that they can combine with platelet-rich plasma to enhance your results. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about microneedling.
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves puncturing the skin’s surface at controlled depths. The aesthetic team at Beverly Hills plastic Surgery Group uses the FDA-cleared SkinPen®, which offers precise, safe, and sterile needle depth adjustments that cause controlled micro-injuries.
These microscopic wounds stimulate your body’s natural healing process, producing new collagen for smoother, firmer, clearer skin.
Microneedling induces collagen production. When the needles puncture your skin, your body’s natural healing response activates. It sends new collagen and elastin to repair the damage. These proteins in your connective tissues keep your skin firm and supple. It also allows the skin to repair itself.
While these proteins are abundant during youth, collagen and elastin levels deplete with age. This natural process causes the skin to wrinkle and sag. At the same time, cell turnover slows, causing pigmentation abnormalities, textural problems, and other signs of aging to develop.
By promoting new collagen production, microneedling harnesses your body’s natural healing response to encourage more youthful-looking skin.
Microneedling can address many common signs of aging, including:
This treatment can also improve your skin’s overall quality. Creating controlled micro-injuries allows for optimal absorption of skin care products and regenerative treatments.
Microneedling is a powerful tool on its own, but the team at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group can combine your treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance your results. PRP is a substance in your blood that accelerates healing. To collect PRP, the team draws your blood and runs it through a centrifuge.
The team then applies the isolated PRP to your skin to penetrate its deepest layers for the best results possible.
Your skin may appear sunburnt for up to three days after microneedling. After the initial healing period, your skin may be dry and irritated. You should start to see initial improvements within a few weeks, but most people need three to six treatments for long-lasting results.
Microneedling offers a minimally invasive solution to clearer, tighter, smoother skin without the downtime of surgery. Call Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.